December 18, 2023 by
The organisers of For The Love Of Golf Initiative,  an annual event held to support paediatric cancer patients, have promised to identify indigent children living with the dreaded disease and assist in their treatment.
Coordinator of For The Love Of Golf project, Ejiro Ogomigo, said as much  during the closing ceremony of the Season Four which ended over the weekend at the Ikeja Golf Club.
Ogomigo said proceeds made from golfers who registered to play at the tournament and funds raised from corporate sponsors , were  in the past used to procure cancer equipment for selected University Teaching Hospitals including  LUTH, LASU and UCH.

But Ogomigo  said the NGO would henceforth  adopt a direct assistance of indigent paediatric cancer patients.

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“Before now, we donated equipment to teaching hospitals and when people demanded for assessment of our impact, it becomes impossible to quantify,” he said. “But with the direct assistance, we can beat our chest and say that we have saved so and so number of lives.

“So, what it means is that we will start the direct assistance of indigent paediatric cancer patients and follow through until they are declared cancer free “

He also thanked the individual and corporate donors for helping to make this year’s edition of the event a huge success.
“I want to thank our corporate and individual donors. It’s not very easy to get money from people these days considering the present economic realities.
“I’m filled with gratitude that my job was made easy and I didn’t have to roll on the ground to get money for this tournament.

“We may have started in a small way but our dream is to make large impact,” he added.

The founders of For The Love Of Golf tournament, Dr. Adesola Falaiye expressed her delight at the successful completion of Season Four of the charity event and promised everyone who contributed money that every penny they got will be accounted for.
“I really appreciate the individuals and corporate bodies that supported us to make this dream a reality.

“On behalf of the steering committee, I promise all our sponsors that we won’t betray their trust. We will account for every penny that they have put into this project.
“This is just the beginning, I look forward to us celebrating fifty years of this initiative” she stated.
Earlier, the captain of the Ikeja Golf Club, Olusina Akinyemi commended the passion that Dr Falaiye has showed in putting smiles on the faces of paediatric cancer patients in the country and promised that the club will continue to support her and her crew to keep the tournament active over the years.”

Awards were later given to winners in various categories like the male, female and corporate events.
The highpoint of the programme was the handing over of the ECG machines and the cardiac monitors to the management of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan who were beneficiary of the equipments procured for this year’s edition.
Some of the sponsors that supported the initiative  were Yoke Solutions, ADL Solutions, Acutech Support Systems, QSHOP Nigeria Ltd, Powertrac Machinery & Inv. Co Ltd, Jite Projekts Ltd, Xpress Payment Solutions, Afkar Prints, 7star Global Airlines, Justrite, Rite Foods, Golf View.

For the Love Of Golf Initiative was founded in 2020 by a remarkable golfer who is also the Managing Director of Afkar Printing and Publishing Company Limited, Dr Adesola Falaiye.
Dr Falaiye deployed her network in the golf community to bring together like -minded individuals who all share a love for charity and strive to make the world a better place for paediatric cancer patients.

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